VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – November 24, 2020 – Lawson is pleased to announce that The Retreat at Harbor Pointe Apartments has entered The Elizabeth River Project River Star Business program at Achievement Level. The River Star program recognizes businesses executing initiatives to reduce pollution and improve wildlife habitat in the Elizabeth River watershed.

Conservation efforts in the development of The Retreat at Harbor Pointe include oyster castles in the river to promote natural cleansing of the river, elimination of invasive plants on the shoreline, addition of salt-tolerant native reeds and plants, and rip-rap to stabilize the shoreline and prevent erosion. Green building techniques were also utilized in the construction of the energy-efficient EarthCraft Certified apartment community.

About Lawson 
At Lawson, we understand that what we do – and how we do it – affects the everyday lives of people we care about. Since 1972, we’ve focused on positively impacting the communities we serve, from team members and residents to investors and business partners. We manage and own nearly 6,000 apartment units and continue to grow with approximately 1,200 units in development. Our business model provides vertical integration of development, construction, property management and asset management, which enables our team of experts to add value at every stage for our partners. When you act with integrity, focus on quality and work to find creative solutions, great things are possible. It’s how we’ve done business at Lawson for over 45 years. For more information, please visit

About ERP
The Elizabeth River Project’s mission is to restore the Elizabeth River to the highest practical level of environmental quality through government, business, and community partnerships. For more information, please visit